Group picture in Central America: Srs. Dominique Sabas, Deborah Warner, Bárbara Paz Trejo, MINKADA Brigitte, NGO NGOK Angèle, MBALLA NNANG Hélène Annie and KONAÏ Justine
Photo, Sister S. Sullivan, 2009

Congrégation de Notre-Dame

Bringing Out Our Inner Light!

The Congrégation de Notre-Dame is a Catholic community of women religious of apostolic faithApostolic faith is the adherence of the whole person to Jesus and to the teachings He gave to his apostles.

This faith is oriented towards continuing the mission of Jesus: to reveal to the world God’s great love of humanity and to call humanity to live in love of God and of one’s neighbour for a better world and happier people.
founded in the by Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, first educator of Montreal and a pioneer of New France.

We come from countries in North America, Central America, Asia, Africa and Europe where we live and work among the people. In response to a call from our loving God, we give our lives to work toward achieving God’s desire for a just and peace­ful world for all peoples.

With love and joy, we sing life; we celebrate life! Magnificat!Magnificat is a song of joy!
(Click to hear the Sisters sing the Magnificat)
Guided by Christ, who lights our way, we journey forward, led by the spirit of Marguerite Bourgeoys.

How do we experience this journey in our everyday lives?

“Go, I will not abandon you.”

Writings of Marguerite Bourgeoys p. 143

News from Blessed Sacrament

New Associates, Stamford, CT:  On May 31st, Ann Hogan, Pat Maloney and Carol Piscitelli will become Congregation of Notre Dame associates at a Prayer Service, 2 p.m. at St. Cecilia’s Convent, Stamford, CT. After two years of formation, the three women are excited to become associates. If you are interested in attending or sending a note, please contact Sr. Marilyn Hammill, CND at Let us join them in prayer and thanksgiving on May 31. Joan Mahoney, CND

News from Visitation Province

Congratulations to our 2015 Golden Jubilarians 

Sisters Marijke Gerretsen, Eileen Power, Lorraine Costello, Donna Rose, Margaret Paterson and Marie-Marcelle Desmarais


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OK Clean Water Project’s Third Annual Fashion Fun-raiser at Shepherd’s

The OK Clean Water Committee held its third annual Fashion Show at Shepherd’s in the Train Yards on April 27th. It was an evening filled with fun and socializing as everyone shopped and enjoyed the appetizers and wine prepared by two schools and the OK committee. It was a great success bringing in a profit of $3505 from ticket sales, donations and a 10% donation from Shepherd’s on all merchandise purchased. Models for the evening were Madeleine Finner, Ann Hoy, Connie Johnson, Kathy Monkman and Sandra Moore each wearing casual and formal wear. Elaine Charron led the models on stage giving interesting commentaries on the outfits worn by each. We are most grateful to Immaculata and St. Pius X hospitality classes and OK members for the food and drink. It was a very successful and fun-filled evening. Thank you to the models, the sponsors and to all who attended to make this event such a success. 

National Victims of Crime Awareness Week

Text prepared by the Evangeline Community Consultative Groupe for National Victims of Crime Awareness Week .

 National Victims of Crime Awareness Week


On Saturday, May 9, I joined Sr. Marilyn Medinger and more than 200 others at an Education Conference sponsored by Sisters and Brothers of Immigrants in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Bishop Kicanas, Bishop of Tucson, gave the keynote- a clear presentation of the USCCB’s position and goals for Immigration Policy in the US. Four workshops were offered including Understanding Detention Through the Eyes of a Correction Officer led by a correction officer from McKinley County Jail where many detainees are held. Finally, we heard the moving personal testimony of two young men who currently live in the Marie Joseph Houses for Detainees in the Chicago area. Sr. Marilyn lives in one of these post detention residences. The Conference was excellent and well received. I was delighted that the Congregation of Notre Dame was a co-sponsor of the day which informed and encouraged those who are committed to shaping compassionate national policies on immigration.


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